April 26, 2005

Mini Mouse

I was in Office Max earlier today, (Had to pick up some ram for the office computer. It's got more memory than my 5 year younger laptop, but still only works about as fast as a union employee leaning on a shovel. But that's the only computer some of the older folks in the family can use, so we keep fixing it.) and I saw the coolest little mini retractable mouse.

Now, normally I'm not the kind of person to impulse buy ...who am I kidding? I almost bought an inflatable raft the last time I was in Sam's Club. But I did manage to talk myself out of that one. (The creek was running too low for decent white-water rafting. Not that it's ever really white, but sometimes you can get some pretty good brown-water rafting.)

Anyways, I did buy it, and it works just great! The best part was the little velour satchel that it came with. Not that the bag was why I bought the mouse. But since it was hidden in the packaging, it was a nice surprise when I found it.

Oh yeah, it's optical too. I hate having to clean the rollers in a traditional mouse. And I will never buy one again.

UPDATE: Since the link doesn't work, (Who knew you couldn't link directly to a catalog page at Office Max?) here's a picture of the mighty MiniMouse sitting next to my Dad's wireless mouse. Also included is my left palm, for even worse size comparison. (I have those freakishly short fingers, dont-cha-know.)


Posted by GEBIV at April 26, 2005 05:03 PM

a raft huh?

Posted by: ArmyWifeToddlerMom at April 27, 2005 09:13 AM

"brown-water rafting"

That sounds like a euphemism for having diarrhea :-)

Posted by: Harvey at April 27, 2005 10:26 AM

Found it at Amazon:


How does that retractable part work? Somehow I imagine it being either too hard to pull or not quick enough to retract.

Also, how long is the cord when fully extended?

Posted by: Harvey at April 27, 2005 11:02 AM

The retractable part is for storage. The cable doensn't extend and retract while you're using it. That's what I thought it would do too... but when you think about it, that would mean that every time you let go of the mouse, your pointer would shoot to the top of the screen.

It locks at several different lengths, with the longest at a little over 2 feet. I've been using it at about one foot long.

When the cable is fully retracted, the whole setup is smaller than the palm of your hand. So it fits in one of the smaller pockets of my laptop case really nicely.

Posted by: GEBIV at April 27, 2005 12:21 PM

Ah. I see. Very handy for a laptop, not so good for a tower sitting 3 feet from the desk :-)

Posted by: Harvey at April 27, 2005 02:20 PM

You know what they say about small fingers?

That's right, small gloves!

That thing (the mini mouse, ha I think I just made a funny) is soooo cute.

Posted by: Machelle at April 28, 2005 01:47 PM
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